John Ringling North

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John Ringling North
John   Ringling
North (right) and Frank Buck
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Country United States

Title owner 1963-1964
Location at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus European Tour in United States

Title owner 1936-1967
Location at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in United States

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John Ringling North, circus director in United States

Born 1903-08-14 in United States dead 1985-06-04 in Belgium , son of assistant director Harry Whitestone North and assistant director Ida Ringling North .

John Ringling North (August 14, 1903 in Baraboo, Wisconsin – June 4, 1985 in Brussels, Belgium) was the president and director of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus from 1937 to 1943 and again from 1947 to 1967.

1927: John Ringling had the circus move its headquarters to Sarasota, Florida in 1927.[14]

1929: the American Circus Corporation signed a contract to perform in New York City. John Ringling purchased American Circus, owner of five circuses, for $1.7 million.

1967: John Ringling North sold the circus to Irvin Feld.


Siblings through the father Harry Whitestone North (1858 -- 1921):

  1. Henry Ringling Born 1909-11-12 Dead: † 1993-10-02

John Ringling North s ancestral Ahnentafel:


John Ringling North
Born: 1903-08-14

Harry North

Born: 1858

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Ida Ringling

Born: 1874

Maternal Grandfather:
Heinrich Ringling

Born: 1826
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Maternal Grandmother:
Marie Juliar

Born: 1833
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Nicholas Juliar
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Maria Etling

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). director John Ringling North in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 April 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories director | circus | Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus | Ringling family | Born 1903 | Dead 1985 | People from United States

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